Scout Notes

Kane beats Aubameyang in battle of Aguero replacements

Harry Kane (£12.5m) drew first blood in the competition to be Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.3m) replacement.

Fantasy managers had been largely choosing between the Tottenham striker and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m), who failed to deliver.

With both north London clubs having strong fixtures over the coming weeks there is still plenty of developments ahead in the competition between Kane and Aubameyang though.

We’ve analysed the two players and the performances of their teams in Gameweek 15 in this latest Scout Notes article.

Tottenham 3-1 Southampton

Goals: Harry Kane (£12.5m), Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min | Charlie Austin

Assists: Christian Eriksen, Kane | Steven Davis

Harry Kane’s first double-figure haul since Gameweek 7 arrived just in time for his increase in ownership. The Tottenham man was one of two candidates to replace the injured Sergio Aguero for Gameweek 15 and he duly delivered by recording a goal and an assist against Southampton. Meanwhile, the alternative option Aubameyang produced just two points in Arsenal’s draw at Manchester United.

Kane winning out over his north London rival will not be a huge surprise to those who had studied their accuracy in the build-up to Gameweek 15. The Tottenham man had registered 19 shots, 10 in the box and 12 on target. For total efforts and for accurate ones, Kane was top of the league, his 12 on target more than double any other player. By comparison, Aubameyang had recorded 12 shots, eight in the box and just three on target. For accuracy at least, that was fairly poor. Ahead of Gameweek 16, their numbers have come a little closer together, as Fantasy Football Scout members will see in the Members Area and in Friday’s Captain Sensible article.

However, there is no escaping that once again no player had more shots in the box or on target in Spurs’ match against Southampton. With the fixture swing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side now in motion, Kane’s FPL scores and popularity are both expected to be big over the winter period.

Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) proved that he could still provide assists even with Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) on the pitch. It was the first match the two had started together since Gameweek 6 so it proved insightful for anyone considering the Danish midfielder. While Trippier was still largely on corner-duty, he often played it short for Eriksen to cross. It was this combination that led to Kane’s ninth-minute goal. Developments later in the game may also play into Eriksen’s hands for this upcoming run of appealing Spurs fixtures.

It was a bittersweet night for owners of Trippier as he was taken off injured in the closing stages of the match. It appears he is still suffering from the groin problem he picked up during the World Cup and Pochettino’s post-match quotes aren’t tremendously positive. However, the right-back was one of just two defenders who recorded a clean sheet in Gameweek 15 as Southampton scored their goal after he had been withdrawn.

“I think it’s the same problem, the same problem that started in the World Cup. If you remember the semi-final against Croatia, when he left the pitch. Then I think to play after three days against Belgium, I think maybe it affected a little bit. Now he’s suffering in that situation. In situations like today when the pitch is not in a good condition, this area, the groin, suffers more when the pitch is different. It’s a thing that we need to care a lot for him, protect him, he needs to work a lot to protect and sort that problem. It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem. When I was in Argentina as a 19-year-old I suffered and it is an area that is difficult to sort out. But I don’t believe it’s a big thing. It’s only he needs to start to accept that situation and live with sometimes some pain and play.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Son Heung-min (£8.4m) continues to offer excellent Fantasy value and seems to be solidifying his place in the starting XI too. The South Korean has now started the last three matches in a row and has a goal or assist in each of them. In fact, he has the same number of shots on target Kane over the last four Gameweeks. Pochettino has been hugely impressed with Son, especially since coming back from a hectic summer of international duty. However, he may need to start in Gameweek 16 to completely prove he has shaken off the rotation risk, with Alli waiting in the wings.

“I think he’s in his best this season. We are so happy in the way he has started to perform in the last few games, after the international break. It’s difficult to guess because he’s still so young, a great character, he’s so professional and he enjoys playing football a lot, but enjoys training the same in the same level. If you want to go further as a player you must love your job. You must love training and spending time with your team-mates on the training ground. If you are capable of that and feel like he feels, it’s possible to do everything.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Dele Alli (£8.9m) was the main man to suffer from rotation against Southampton, Lucas Moura (£7.0m) coming in for him. He did come on for the closing stages but his rest should see him start against Leicester on Saturday.

Anyone in possession of Spurs defensive assets outside of Trippier who saw their clean sheet wiped out may have to blame the fact that they got a bit too comfortable at 3-0 up.

“Yes, with 3-0 maybe we drop a little bit in our concentration I think we start to think the game was over and always it is so dangerous when there is so much time to play. Of course on the end, Lloris was man of the match because it was an unbelievable action that save, but that we cannot afford. In the same way I try to understand, it was a tough evening, difficult to play the three emotional games we played last week, you pay, it is not easy to feel fresh in your legs or your mind – play or not play, players that don’t play are the same.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Trippier’s injury saw midfielder Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) come on for his first Premier League appearance. He looked assured in his brief spell on the pitch, surging through Southampton’s midfield.

“With Oliver, it’s only about time. If he is capable of working how he’s working and doing in the future the energy and he’s behaving now, I think his future will be bright. We were thinking in the last few months to give him the opportunity to play in the Premier League but for different things, it wasn’t possible. I think he’s a player that we believe a lot in and I hope that he continues growing. For sure, he will be, I hope and wish, a great player for this club.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Coach Kelvin Davis was the man who oversaw Southampton for this particular match with new manager Ralph Hasenhüttl taking charge for the Gameweek 16 trip to Cardiff City. There was some input from the Austrian as he met with the Saints’ coaching staff before the game, but it was Davis who picked the team and chose the tactics. For that reason, there is only a limited amount we can glean from what we saw from Southampton.

“(He is) very concise with his information, very honest, very to the point with what he wanted and explained how he wants to work. Generally a good feel to him. He’s very keen to come in and improve us as a group and he wants to join our football club which is fantastic with the pedigree that he’s got so we are really looking forward to getting started. He only addressed the coaching staff, he didn’t address the playing staff in any way. It was quite simple, it was how he likes to play the game, how he likes his sessions to be planned, how he watches opposition and what he expects from people around him and the standards. There was no grey area we have now at this football club.” – Kelvin Davis

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Rose, Alderweireld, Foyth, Trippier (Skipp 87′); Winks, Dier; Moura (Sissoko 74′), Eriksen (Alli 79′), Son; Kane.

Southampton XI (4-2-3-1): McCarthy; Targett, Yoshida, Stephens, Cedric; Højbjerg (Romeu 88′), Davis; Redmond, Armstrong (Elyounoussi 81′), Ward-Prowse; Gabbiadini (Austin 70′).

Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal

Goals: Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) | Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m)

Own goals: Marcos Rojo (£4.9m)

Assists: Ander Herrera (£5.0m) | Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m), Lucas Torreira (£4.9m)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang disappointed his new owners with a blank in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United. The Gabonese striker came into Gameweek 15 on the back of three goals in two matches and many expected him to continue his scoring run against a Manchester United side with just two clean sheets in league 14 matches. While it was his accuracy in recent weeks that had put some off, it was perhaps his volume of shots which let him down at Old Trafford. Aubameyang had just one in the penalty box, compared to Kane’s three against Southampton.

His 27.5% ownership would have been delighted to see the Manchester United team-sheet at the start of the game. José Mourinho went with a back-three of Marcos Rojo (£4.9m), Chris Smalling (£5.7m) and Eric Bailly (£5.1m), all of whom had missed out on the Gameweek 14 trip to Southampton. The former was considered free from injury but not fit enough to make it off the bench, while Smalling and Bailly were absent due to foot and back problems respectively. Also, Matteo Darmian (£4.5m) made just his third start of the campaign in the unnatural position of left wing-back and Diogo Dalot (£5.3m) was in the first XI for the first time in the Premier League. However, despite what looked like a risky selection at the back, and the fact that Arsenal had 62.3% of final third possession (compared to United’s 37.7%), Aubameyang was unable to prosper.

“And behind was Eric, half injured and without playing for a long time, was Smalling injured, I have to say injured, was Marcos Rojo in the first minute of the season, was Darmian with a third start, so was lots of people in very difficult circumstances and the team as a team had a very good response, had a big soul. I think I could speak about everyone including Marcos Rojo, that – in my opinion – played a very good game. But I think, I knew it, but [Dalot] come with a surgery and then when he was coming back he went to the national team and he played two matches in three days, had a problem again but I think Manchester United has a right-back for the next 10 years. The kid Diogo, fantastic. Gary Neville must be thinking now Manchester United has a right-back for 10 years, a very good right-back for 10 years.” – Jose Mourinho

Following some barbed comments from Mourinho after the Southampton draw, there was a bold decision to name Paul Pogba (£7.9m) among the substitutes. Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) also dropped to the bench as the Manchester United manager went with a front-three of Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford. He explained his team-selection before the match.

“Technical and tactical decisions we are going to play with Lingard, Rashford and Martial. We did that already before recently against Young Boys we were not successful in the goals that we wanted to score but we were happy with the situation we created so in that first half against Young Boys we had big chances. We believe a combination of these three young fast, creative players even if they are not normally what you call the killer that has a chance, score a goal – we believe in their dynamic and appetite.” – Jose Mourinho

There were encouraging signs from the trio, with two of them finding the net in the match. Martial was forced off in the second half with what looked like a knock, but Mourinho gave a positive update at full-time.

“They played well. They gave good dynamic, good intensity, good movement, and we need that, we needed that happiness. Especially in moments where we are not very happy with the result we need happiness on the pitch, we need people that give that good feeling and the three young guys up front, all of them quite light, but alive, agile, creative, they were good. Midfield was strong, Herrera pressed so, so well and so, so hard and the people behind was always in control. Martial doesn’t think it is an injury. He thinks it’s a pre-injury, he was feeling tight.” – Jose Mourinho

Mourinho also praised Pogba’s contribution and fended off comments from journalists that suggested the United team looked happier without him in the starting line-up. It should definitely be noted whenever the United boss does say something positive about the Frenchman as their relationship is often considered their biggest source of problems.

“I think Paul played well. The 15 minutes he was on the pitch he played well, in a moment where our defenders couldn’t push up. Every time David de Gea had the ball all my defenders were dead in front of him and I want the team to come up, I want defensive line to push up, I want to play in the opposition half, at that moment we have Fellaini, we have [Romelu] Lukaku, we have Paul, but every time David had the ball, everybody was dead.” – Jose Mourinho

“(Asked if Pogba’s absence from the starting line-up made United happier: I don’t understand where you want me to go. No. As I was saying, I think Paul came on and gave a good contribution and didn’t give a bad contribution. I brought freshness and power and different qualities to the attacking players but our defenders were dead. Was impossible to take them out. David de Gea had the ball, waits two minutes for them, step by step to recover positions, or was kicking long. When he was kicking long was Lukaku and Rashford against five Arsenal players. Our defensive players were completely dead.” – Jose Mourinho

It was a game that summed up the best and worst of Arsenal. While they looked exciting going forward, both times they took the lead they were almost immediately pegged back. There were strong offensive performances for Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.4m) as they the match’s top performers for chances created and shots in the box respectively. However, United’s goals mean the Gunners are still without a clean sheet since Gameweek 7, their tally for the campaign remaining at just two. Crucially, the first goal they conceded at Old Trafford was created by a cross from their left-back position, the area we identified as their weakest a few weeks back.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) featured only as a substitute for the second match running, potentially jeopardising his credentials as an alternative to Aubameyang once again. He was awarded the assist for Rojo’s second-half own goal and did make a difference when coming on. He could be recalled when Huddersfield come to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Aubameyang, who has now played 180 minutes in Gameweeks 14 and 15 could also be under threat from some rotation, having been benched twice already this season.

“First, we have a good rest after today because the players finished very tired, but that’s normal after Sunday’s match against Tottenham which was very demanding physically.” – Unai Emery

Scoring for the second Gameweek in a row was holding midfielder Lucas Torreira (£4.9m). His mobility and initiative in the middle of the park have made quickly made the Uruguayan a fan favourite for Arsenal, and his goals against rivals Spurs and Manchester United have only endeared him further. However, it might be unlikely that we see regular attacking returns from him, scoring from his only shot at Old Trafford.

There were two injury concerns for Unai Emery with Rob Holding (£4.4m) sustaining a potentially serious knee problem and Aaron Ramsey (£7.3m) picking up something more minor.

“Rob Holding we are going to wait for the doctors, but it is a big injury. It’s his knee. Aaron, I think it is a small injury.” – Unai Emery.

Accordingly, the impending return of Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) could not come at a better time for Arsenal. The Frenchman has been working his way back to fitness and should be competing with Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.1m) and Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m) very soon.

“Laurent is very close to playing. He played two matches for the U23s, the last on Tuesday, we are thinking he will start with us soon. I don’t know if Saturday is a possibility. We are thinking the Europa League against Qarabag is a possibility.” – Unai Emery

Manchester United XI (3-4-2-1): De Gea; Rojo (Fellaini 72′), Smalling, Bailly; Darmian, Matić, Herrera, Dalot; Martial (Lukaku 63′), Lingard (Pogba 75′); Rashford.

Arsenal XI (3-4-2-1): Leno; Holding (Lichtsteiner 36′), Sokratis, Mustafi; Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Bellerín; Iwobi (Lacazette 65′), Ramsey (Mkhitaryan 45′); Aubameyang.

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1,312 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Alonso to:
    A - Bellerin
    B - Kola
    C - Trippier
    D - Laporte

    Thanks all

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      E - save xfer.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Could do with some cash to help upgrade Brooks my 7th attacker!

    2. b91jh
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      C

  2. Blens
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Arni to
    a) Mitro
    b) Rondon
    c) Jimi

    What are you guys doing?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      C

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Already have jimi but my second choice is mitro

    3. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      C

    4. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Wilson

      1. Blens
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        I have Wilson and Kane ...but looking at swapping Arni...even thought of Chicho for a bit as well...

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

  3. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Son or Fanderson for the Christmas period?

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Son

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Fandabedoze.

  4. Totally !rre!evant
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A quick Q regarding Auba and Laca. For most bringing in Auba I would imagine it’s a (C) this week and a good rotation with Kane for the forseeable.

    Is this the same for those bringing in Laca? Not sure I would be comfortable (C) Laca.

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      16 Laca
      17 Kane
      18 Laca/Sane
      19 Kane
      20 Kane (also Laca to Aguero)
      21 Kane
      22 Aguero
      .
      .
      .

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      16 auba
      17 Kane
      18 auba
      19 Kane
      20 kane
      21 hazard
      22 hazard

      Then salah comes into the picture

  5. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    For a -4

    Arnie -> Auba
    Hazard -> F. Anderson

    Do it? Will be priced out tonight.

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I am just considering the same 2 transfers (I have 2FT) ...am likely to do it today to beat the price changes.

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Would you do it for a hit?

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          I think I would...I wanted auba or Kane anyway so I would want to take the Arnie injury as an opportunity to get one of them. And Hazard always annoys me and would kind of want to not have to worry about him so would fund the move with him.

          I am also going to have to take a hit anyway as I also have Duffy who is out for 3 matches.

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Did same moves last night, so yeah

  6. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    After a horrific week barring Kane captain coming off, who should I replace Hazard and Arnautovic with?

    A) Aubameyang + Fraser
    B) Lacazette + Sigurdsson
    C) Lacazette + F. Anderson
    D) other? Suggestions 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      C

  7. BinManJack
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Play 1:

    A) Doherty (new)
    B) Kenedy (WOL)
    C) AWB (new)
    D) Hojbjerg (car)

    1. b91jh
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Is there an old AWB lol

      Anyway, i'll go for A

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Doherty

    3. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

  8. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Which West Ham forward would you get now that Arnie is out?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Perez

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I wouldn't better options elsewhere

    3. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      None. Getting Anderson

    4. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      none

    5. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Snodgrass

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Sorry, unless you meant a literally attacking position in which case none. I would have Felipe A or Snoddyy

  9. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I smell a cameo for Auba this weekend.

    1. Udo
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Goodness, where did you have your noose in?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        His neck.

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      2 goals off the bench

    3. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      this

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Looks like the perfect game to start both and really get that dynamic going to me.

    5. Kingtekkerz
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Arsenal will for sure get a rest against Qarabag, so I guess he will start this weekend

  10. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    So the new Southampton manager has given a press conference but was this the one for being appointed? Is going to give another one tomorrow about the players?

    Asking for a friend who has Ings in his team

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      This was the only one he’s doing I believe. When fit I think he turns ings into a machine though

  11. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Get Son over Sane on wc this week, then Son>Sane week after?

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Nah
      Get one and stick with it

  12. Yellin' in my Ear
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Looking for a replacement for Arnie up to £7.5m, is it crazy to consider Rondon over Wilson? Already have Fraser and not sure I want to double up on the cherries given short term fixtures. Anyone else to consider (have Jiminez)? Cheers

    1. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Mitro

    2. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Jiminez

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Ugh. Just saw your last sentence. Not my day today.

  13. Scotty B
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA Trippier Digne Alonso
    Pereyra Anderson Dilva Richarlison Hazard
    Kane

    Stekelenburg AWB Kamara Arnoutavic

    1.5m ITB & 1 FT.

    What do you think guys?
    A FH
    B Arny > Any striker 8.5 or below
    C Pereyra > Martial
    D take a hit involving Arny & another out

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      D

      1. Scotty B
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Who else would you ditch?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          The underperforming mids.

          1. Scotty B
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            All of them then lol

    2. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B for me

      1. Scotty B
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Which striker would you get?

        1. hamgrumps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Still not too late for Wilson. For me their fixtures aren't that bad and his numbers are way better than anything in that price range.

          Otherwise maybe look at Jimenez and upgrade somewhere else with the extra funds.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            LIV wat BRI tot manu
            I think that’s fairly tough

  14. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Salah or Sterling, if the only Pool/City coverage you have is TAA and Sane?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Sterling

    2. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      sterling

  15. Rohun
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A)Doherty + Bellerin
    B)Laporte + Schindler

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A
      Full backs over cb

    2. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A

  16. Duane Dibley
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Wildcard time or stick to a -4 and keep wildcard for another week, this is where I started

    Ederson Button
    Alonso Doherty AWB Schindler Robertson
    Hazard F Anderson Richarlison Salah Camarasa
    Aubameyang Jimenez Wilson

    I've already done Ederson -> Fabianski & Hazard - Stirling on a -4 but could change to this on a wildcard:

    Fabianski Steele
    Laporte Doherty AWB Schindler TAA
    Stirling Sane F Anderson Richarlison Camarasa
    Aubameyang Jimenez Kane

    Thoughts??

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Small fish in big pond...

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        😳

        I think WC next week would be better in your case

    2. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I would pull the trigger now if you are tight on funds. TAA looks to rise before next GW. Salah at Bournemouth is the only reason I would think about holding.

      Side note, is Steele ahead of Button when Ryan goes to Asian Cup?

      1. Duane Dibley
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        As Steele had been on the bench the last few weeks I was assuming he was ahead in the pecking order. Cheers for the opinion, it kinda boils down to whether I'd rather have Kane or Salah going forward as the rest of the transfers are a result of shifting funds from midfield to forwards

  17. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    why do i see no teams with shaqiri? seems more and more nailed, and is good value!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Pool attack is dead this season.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        😯

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Risky business, would rather gamble with mane - injury aside

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Small fish in big pond...

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Another one.

    4. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I had him but transfered him out for Fanderson; as the latter just seems more nailed

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Had him, plays a bit too deep and minutes managed when Mane is back. Good pick while Mane is out though for sure.

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 7 months ago

        i actually see him as one of liverpools best players this season, i dont even think mane coming back will have a big impact on his minutes

  18. Wirbelwind
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    3.5 ITB. which of these transfers would you do and when (1 FT)

    Brooks -> Son
    Murray -> Jiminez
    Ryan -> Fabianski

    Thinking of doing Brooks -> Son. Murray might play, Brooks probably not going to go for much

    1. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I like the Son option best but do you already have Kane (possibly not with 3.5 ITB 😉

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        nope, went with Auba. In hindsight, kind of regretting that now as I could have gone Kane/Laca

        1. rrcmc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          always a bit concered on Laca but perceived "wisdom" on here is that Laca could start this week

  19. Pablitto
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A Arnie+Duffy to Mitro+Digne (-4)
    B only Arnie to Mitro free

    other fw: Kane Wilson
    other def: Alonso TAA AWB Chambers

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B
      Digne has 2 hard games to follow

      1. Pablitto
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Thanks

  20. rrcmc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Folks

    Arnie + Sane = Auba +Torreira ?

    i have Kane, Salah and Dilva

    ML leader has Auba but no Kane.

    Is it worth it?

    Thanks in advance

  21. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    do you think lacazette will start coming gameweeks?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Hopefully.
      He started games before groin injury and currently being eased into team IMO.

    2. TallestJohn
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yes, and even if doesn't he'll be fresh and ready to continue being a super sub

    3. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I think yes this weekend with Auba coming off bench

  22. Trondero
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Thoughts on this wc?

    Fabianski
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling fAnderson Rich Son
    Aube Kane Jimenez

    Hamer Awb Fernandez Høybjerg

    1. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      a fine team; wish i still had my WC; if i did, i'd probably be punting on something similar

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I think it is very good.

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Nice, mine is Kola Sane Wilson over Laporte Son Jimenez

  23. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    For those of you on WC.. Ederson or Fabianski? I keep thinking these good fixtures for Fabianski could be a red herring.. West ham don't do clean sheets.. In fact if you check fabianskis scores vs teams not in the top 4 this season here is how it looks : vs BOU, WOL, eve, BHA, lei, BUR, Hud, NEW(similar fixture run coming up) he has scored a total of 31 points and got just 1 clean sheet. He then saved a peno this weekend and kick started a bandwagon.. Though he won't be saving penalties every week. So the easier the fixtures the worse for him due to lack of save points? Ederson while more expensive doesn't make many saves anyway and totally relies on Clean sheets which city are more than capable of getting (1 mistake a game in Defense needs to be ironed out). Tl:Dr Really confused between Fabianski + Laporte or Ederson + Digne(with Awb and Diop as back Up). You just know that city will go on a CS run soon

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      With Fabianski and Laporte, Man city's CS pts will be covered anyway, so not a big deal

    2. Bambi
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      fab and laporte.

      reasons: cheap goalies always have offered better value than expensive goalies historically.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Yup. Agreed.. Historically a few budget keepers almost keep up with the big guns. The problem is identifying which one.. Also we haven't had a team like city for a while now. 9 years playing and. I've never overspent on Keepers Just feel like doing it with Ederson because city have just been looking imperious in Defense And I can sense A CS run coming up. And apart from goal and bonus shy laporte there's no alternative in their defense

    3. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Good research and you make a good point re Ederson. My concern with having him in my team is simply that he takes up a valuable Citeh space in my team. For that reason alone I am sticking with Fab

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I still think with the fixtures and value combined makes Fab worth it.
      Ederson owner.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        If only laporte was good in the air in the opponents box.. Ederson + TAA, Doherty, Digne is so much more exciting than fab + laporte in there instead of One Of those

    5. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yepp what im thinking too. Currently at Fab now tho, cause the cash do come in handy.

    6. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      F and L for me purely because clean sheets are a lottery and Laporte is more nailed, plus I hate spending big on a keeper. Fab always seems to be making saves in games...

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Laportes total lack of attacking potential puts me off a bit tbh. Either way I want an in into the city defense and Ederson and Laporte are the only options

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          He's not a total lack of attacking potential. He scored recently in CL and was quite threatening early on this season. You never know another attacking return could just be round the corner. ..

  24. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Pick 1 for this week?
    A) Kane
    B) Laca or Auba

    1. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I have Kane but thinking of getting Auba as well or instead.
      Kane has a great chance of getting on score sheet
      Auba has a great chance of banging in 2 goals and an assist.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Auba

  25. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Kane or Auba as captain next gameweek?
    Kane may be kept for Barca fresh and Auba 3rd match for a week..

    1. rrcmc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Cant see (also hoping as an owner) that Kane wont start but may get subbed at 60 mins if they are winning.
      Not so sure on Auba as Laca can lead the line with others on the wings.

  26. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Shame Liverpool fixtures not so promising tbh, Robbo + TAA double would be nice now Gomez is out

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A little mixed but not too savage.

  27. Bennison
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Foster/Hart
    Laporte/Trippier/Alonso/Doherty/AWB
    Hazard/Sterling/Son/Fraser/Camarasa
    Arnie/Kane/Quaner

    1FT - 0.2ITB

    Was debating Arnie + Camarasa -> Anderson + 4.5

    Then in a few weeks get Richarlison...

  28. the snazzy viking
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    thoughts on this ?

    A) Alonso -> 5.5 def
    B) Robbo -> 4.9 def
    C) Laporte -> 4.7 def

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A to Bellerine

      1. the snazzy viking
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        cheers, thought the best option was A and I will give Bellerin some pondering

  29. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Not long now before the forgotten man , KDB, becomes an option once more. That should rattle things up.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Declared fit ??
      Good thing for me being sane owner as his cross field balls to sane will create lots of assist for sane !

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        No, not that I know of but he will be in everyone's mind soon. Maybe a run out at crimbo would whet the appitite

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Unlikely this side of Christmas I reckon, but will needs to be a consideration for post Christmas WC teams

  30. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Up to 6000 rank

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Exactly 6000?

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        No, 6138. I'm like a proud father showing off his new born baby hahaha. Highest I've been over 8 seasons. Finished last year 7427th So far so good.

        Team #7336.

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Nicely done

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      nice